The problem with building cities is knowing how to start.
â€śCivics as an art has to do, not with imagining an impossible [utopia] where all is well, but with making the most and best of each and every place, and especially of the city in which we live.â€ť–Patrick Geddes
Design: CivicArts / Eric R Kuhne & Associates + TODD Architects
The Titanic Building is a technologically ambitious structure that towers over the Grade A listed 19th Century drawing offices where the Titanic was designed and the slipways where it was built. The faĂ§ades are clad in 2000 unique three-dimensional aluminium panels, creating an awe-inspiring visual appearance.
Shemshak is the second largest ski area in Iran. This building investigates the interface between nature and architecture. The architectural design process is free and flexible, responding to the surrounding natural forces – snow-covered landscapes and fluid lines of mountains embracing the building.
Viewed from the street this unassuming family home hides a secret; a cluster of interconnected pavilions with an oval courtyard garden at their centre. The elliptical courtyard, which runs diagonally through heart of the house from the front door to the back gate, is the focal point of the home in terms of both design and use.
The task of conceiving a private home in the countryside south of Donderen in the North of the Netherlands raises the question as to how far the existing typology is suitable, without resorting to historicizing architecture.
The site of the Emperor Hotel, Qianmen was once occupied by a public bath and so the spirit of bathing and mystery will live on in the new hotel. The design is organized not by spaces and circulation but by emotions and dreams; not by materials and details but by illusions and memories.
Nestled between cooled lava flows, the Kona residence situates its axis not with the linearity of the property, but rather with the axiality of predominant views available to the site. Within the dichotomy of natural elements and a geometric hardscape, the residence integrates both the surrounding views of volcanic mountain ranges to the east and ocean horizons westward.
Sited on an exceptionally steep piece of land on the bluff above BI Beach in Plettenberg Bay, the challenge with this project was always going to be how to make a beach house â€śliveâ€ť across a vertically driven program
Tile of Spain, the voice of the Spanish tile industry, is hosting a lunchtime seminar on September 30th in Clerkenwell on the reinvention of classic ceramic tile designs. This free event will take place in the SCIN gallery (Morelands, 27 Old Street, London, EC1V 9H) and will feature a presentation by tile expert Ryan Fasan.
Fordham Universityâ€™s new Law School and Residence Hall, designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, with Henry N. Cobb and Yvonne Szeto as collaborating design partners, will be dedicated at a ceremony on Fordhamâ€™s Robert Moses Plaza on September 18.
The founding act of the project begins with the landscape. It is rare in Paris to be able to take advantage of panoramic views without vis-Ă -vis. Yet here the site overlooks two distant landscapes: the city and the suburbs.
Situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountains in Stellenbosch and nestled between rolling vineyards, a koppie (small granite hill) and a river below, Hillside is simultaneously arresting and juxtaposed as fits flawlessly into its surroundings.